The Importance of Sealing Your Brick Slips

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The Importance of Sealing Your Brick Slips

If you are looking to switch up your decor by installing brick slips then you are certainly making the right choice. Brick slips are a great way of quickly improving the look of your home with minimal effort and with it comes a great level of durability.

While they might be manufactured with a hard surface, you might think that you can install them and forget about them. While this is true to some extent, you still want to make sure that you take care of them and give them the best chance of retaining their look for as long as possible.

How your brick slips will fare will depend on where you install them. Use them as a kitchen splashback and they are likely to come into contact with grease and grime. Install them in a bathroom and they are likely to suffer from any real problems.

However, if you want your brick slips to look their best, you should consider sealing them. This is a growing trend and even though they are durable, you should make sure that they can handle wear and tear as much as possible.

 

Why Should You Seal Them?

Sure, your brick slips will be able to withstand a lot of use but you don’t want them to look stained and dirty after a short period of time and that is why you should consider sealing them.

By sealing them, you will be adding a protective coating or barrier on top of the brick slips that give them an additional level of protection. Brick slips are naturally porous which means that any liquids will soak into them and could stain them but sealing them will help to prevent this.

With that extra barrier, any liquids won’t be able to soak into the brick, which ensures that they look their best for longer.

 

It’s Easier Than You Think

The great thing about sealing your brick slips is that it is a job that is especially easy and quick. The sealant is easy to apply using a brush or roller, enabling you to get good coverage and protection.

Depending on the area and its size, it can be done in a matter of hours and once dry, you can sit back and relax knowing that your brick slips are protected.

 

What Sealants Are There?

There are two different types of sealants available. You can use a matt brick sealer which will provide a matt finish. This will adhere to the surface of the brick slips and will protect against oil and water based stains and it will retain the look of the brick.

There is also a gloss brick sealer which has a glossy finish. This will bond to the surface of the bricks and will also protect against oil and water stains. However, when it dries it will add a deeper colour to the brick which will make the natural colours of the brick slips come to life.

So, if you want to take care of your brick slips, all you’ll need to do is apply your sealant and the job is taken care of!